FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX TRANSPORTATION
ETI Enterprise Transportation Limousine & Charter can make your ride to Austin and this fall’s Formula One event a truly pleasurable experience. Relax and enjoy a more luxurious and entertaining chauffeured service than you can imagine. Whether you choose our black car service, town car, stretch limos, SUV or our one-of-a-kind White Rolls Royce rest assured that we’ll get you there in style, glitz and comfort. For larger groups, custom plans are available using our Party Bus and Luxury Van.
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Bordered by the track on three sides, the Grand Plaza is a 20 acres (0.081 km2) space that includes a large reflecting pool, lawn, and varying landscape zones. A promenade along the north side of the Grand Plaza hosts concessions, retail, restroom facilities, and entrances to spectator seating. From the southeast end of the Grand Plaza, two pedestrian bridges cross over turns 16 and 3 to provide access for visitors to other areas of the circuit complex.
Circuit of the Americas features a 251 feet (77 m) observation tower serves as a landmark for the venue. The structure of the tower consists of an elevator hoist-way surrounded by a double helix staircase of 419 stairs, both of which lead to an observation platform 230 feet (70 m) above ground level. The platform provides a 360-degree panorama of the circuit, as well as views to downtown Austin, Texas. The observation platform, which is accessible to the public for an admission fee, can accommodate up to 70 visitors and features glass railings and a partial glass floor.
On July 23, 2012, COTA announced a booking agreement with Live Nation to book major concerts at an open air amphitheater to be built at the base of the observation tower. The amphitheater will accommodate up to 14,000 people with 5,240 permanent reserved seats. Another 1,700 seats can be configured on the stage-front floor or there is standing room for 2,300. The remaining general admission spots are on a sloping grass area behind the reserved seats.
The primary permanent seating at Circuit of the Americas is located within the Main Grandstand. The Main Grandstand is 65 feet (20 m) tall, and has a total capacity of approximately 9,000 spectators. The seating is divided into three levels: lower level (capacity ~5400, including Loge Boxes), club level (capacity ~2900), and suite level (capacity ~750). The majority of seating is covered by a tensile fabric canopy.